Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2018 21:23 UTC

Today we're very pleased to announce that an optimised Ubuntu Desktop image is available from the Hyper-V gallery. This will give an optimum experience when running Ubuntu Desktop as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro desktop host. From the Ubuntu Report data we know that a lot of people are using Ubuntu as a virtual machine, and so we want to make that experience as seamless as possible.

This is probably the most seamless way to run an Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows.

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Strange coincidence
by Anon on Fri 21st Sep 2018 08:57 UTC
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Happened to be playing around with a Windows 10 setup yesterday and installed Hyper-V to see how it works (I've only ever used VirtualBox).

Using the 'Hyper-V Quick VM Creator' (one click creator) that gets installed, you can see the "Windows 10" and "Ubuntu 18.04" there... A far cry from the Steve B days.

Anyway, to cut a long story short:

* There's no hardware acceleration, so it's slow.
* When using a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, Hyper-V fails to display the VM properly.

Stick with VirtualBox.

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RE: Strange coincidence
by loic on Fri 21st Sep 2018 12:33 in reply to "Strange coincidence"
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FYI with a manual install of Ubuntu Mate or Ubuntu Cinnamon 18.04 and, it does work in full HD, dual screen. No hardware acceleration though and a bit of tweaking is required for the full HD part (kernel boot parameters). With Cinnamon in Software mode, it does work wonderfully, though it is not as fluid as Virtual Box (hardware acceleration does wonders).

I do not know what Desktop Environment they picked for the official Microsoft-provided image, but a default Gnome install would be an awful choice as there is no 3D acceleration.

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